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Journal Journal: Twelve: The Final Chapter 1

It's that time of year again. The time of year when everyone and their dog waxes nostalgic about all the shit nobody cares about from the year past, and stupidly predicts the next year in the grim knowlege that when the next New Year comes along nobody will remember that the dumbass predicted a bunch of foolish shit that turned out to be complete and utter balderdash. I might as well, too. Just like I did last year (yes, a lot of this was pasted from last year's final chapter). But first, the

Comment Re:How To Make PC Gaming Better (Score 1) 337

Wow , where do I start?

Every time I try Linux, even recently, I spend more time trying to get everything to work than actually doing what I want to do. Wireless STILL didn't work. A driver was installed but it wouldn't find any networks. Wired LAN randomly didn't work, and for some reason was dependent upon for booting. Most of the time I end up having to compile a newer kernel to sort some things out. I could go on. Eventually I give up because I'm tired of spending my entire time trying to get things to just work.

That's really odd, I've had none of those issues in ten years of using Linux. What distro and what hardware? Don't try to use a server distro for the desktop!

Comment Re:Still.... (Score 1) 1051

Celeb or not I'd tell Torvalds to kiss my ass... I don't give a flying fuck WHO it is, be it Torvalds or Ballmer or Cook or Ellison if someone acts like a total fucking douchebag they should be called out for it

LOL, I'd ask you if you ever got pissed off and fired off an angry, expletive-filled email, but the answer is obvious. He's not a CEO and doesn't have to act like one.

Comment Re:Talking snakes and rib women (Score 1) 370

Being done "in the name of the diety" is not the diety's doing. Humans are human, and an evil man will use whatever he can against you, even your religion. Like Coffey said in "The Green Mile", "He kill dem wit dey love." I don't for a minute believe that Bin laden believed in Allah, he used the faithful for his own greedy ends.

As to "God said go ahead and kill them all", that's the old testament -- the Jewish bible. The Christian bible starts with the book of Matthew, everything before is just a prefix that explains what it's all about.

Comment Re:VERY possible! (Score 1) 49

Companies abuse their customers and ...the customers like it?

Sony roots paying customers' computers with vandalism malware, removes the OtherOS feature that paying customers already paid for, gets "hacked" by putting sensitive customer info in a plain text internet facing database, yet still there are people posting at slashdot talking about their new Sony TV or computer. Hell, there are even people here who defend the RIAA!

Yes, they're stupid and yes, they don't care that they're being assfucked. I guess some people like being assfucked.

Comment Re:He tapped on to his full potential (Score 1) 186

Srinivasa Ramanujan was given a brain, a brain that is not that different from the one we have in between our own ears.

There's another comment in this thread with a link to Harvard that says you're wrong. According to the article, creative people's brains aren't normal. They're closer to the brains of madmen. And yes, it applies to me as well, I'm nowhere near normal.

Comment Re:he install the fake mcafee on there systems (Score 1) 243

Joe, I'm pretty sure English isn't your native language so let me help you out there:

He installed the fake McAfee on their systems as well as the real ones, and that gave him the time to get away while they had to rebuild their systems.

As someone who has learned (badly) a couple of languages, I hope that was a help. I'd appreciate the same if I were trying to post on a Spanish language board.

Comment Re:Jared Lanier == Clifford Stoll (Score 2) 212

Silicon Snake Oil 2.0?

That's my opinion. CSS was a good idea but it's almost never used for its intended purpose, which was to make it easy to change the style of an entire site without rewriting every page. What it's used for is to vainly attempt to make a web site look like a newspaper or magazine page with everything exactly where the designer wants it -- only that's an impossibility, because of different aspect ratios, screen sizes, and orientations.

Web designers today want to use absolute coordinates, which results in one user having a horizontal scroll bar while another has half the screen empty, and both get an ugly page that sucks donkey balls, pretty as the page may be on the designer's screen.

I wish they'd take absolute positioning out of the spec. You can't position an item absolutely on the internet.

Oh, and I have to apologize for web2.0, because I had all its elements in my web site in 1998 (except ebsolute positioning; I'm not nearly as stupid as most webmasters). Sorry guys, my bad.

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